Brownsville's history with tropical systems
Current weather

(br)=brush (ts)=Tropical Storm (bd)=Back Door,meaning coming from over land from opposite coast.Not all names are noted,also storms before 1950 were not named.Not every stat on every storm description is given.(since 1871)

Years within or near core
1874tsbr,1880m,1886,1887,1895br,1902,1909,1910br,1910tsbr,1916tsbr(added from hurdat),1916brm,1919brm,1925ts,1933,1933tsbr,1936ts,1944tsbr(added from hurdat),1945br,1947ts,
30 times in 150yrs end of 2021

Names from list above

Tropical Storm to Hurricane ratio
TS=12, 40.00% H=18, 60.00%

Longest gap between storms
12 years 1968-1979

How often this area gets affected?
brushed or hit every 5 years

Average years between direct hurricane hits.(usually within 40 miles to include small hurricanes)
(8h)once every 18.75 years state stats

Average years between major hurricane hits.(3)
once every 50 years

Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts)

Statistically when this area should be affected next
before the end of 2025
This is just a statistical average & does not mean the area will be affected by that year

Last affected by

2020 Aug 25th,Hurricane Hanna brushes north by 46 with 90mph winds while moving WSW.

This areas hurricane past
1880 aug 13th a major hurricane hits 145mph from the ESE. Map
1886 Sept 23rd 90mph from the SSE
1887 95mph SEP 21 14 killed Press 28.93". 10.78" of rain.
1902 June 26th 80mph from the south
1909 June 29th 95mph from the east according to the hurricane research division.
1933 september 5th 95mph from the east a storm surge of 13 ft killing 40 & injuring 500.Heavy damage reported up to Corpus christi.Winds gusted to 125mph
1967 sept 20th, 160mph hurricane Beulah brushes to the south,area has gusts to 80mph & dumps 15 inches of rain here.Beulah 13 dead 136mph at landfall press 28.07 & estimated 95 tornadoes associated with beulah2 of 3 local T.V stations knocked off the air.10ft storm surge,up to 30 inch rain amounts in some areas. NHC Wallet
1980 Aug 10th hurricane Allen hits with 115mph winds dumping 15 inches of rain here moderate damage 2 dead. Article | Av model error
2008 Hurricane Dolly hit while moving N.W with 100mph winds.hit map | Our coverage as it happened

Stat sources: NHC Track maps/hurdat2/cyclone reports Hurricane research division
Text Sources:(alp)....Divine Wind Kerry Emanuel.....Florida Hurricanes & Tropical Storms John M. Williams & Iver W.Duedall.....Florida's Hurricane History Jay Barnes.....Hurricane Almanac Bryan (calculations) Jim Williams.....Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States Rick Schwartz.....Hurricane Watch Dr. Bob Sheets & Jack Williams.....Inside the Hurricane Pete Davies..... Isaac's Storm Erik Larson..... Killer Cane Robert Mykle.....Lunatic Wind William Price Fox....Miami Herald newspaper(microfilm).....Path of destruction John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein.....Sun sentinel newspaper(microfilm).....The Major Hurricanes to affect the Bahamas Wayne Neely.....The Ship & the Storm Jim many more.............
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